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just in time | just in the nick of time

Meaning: If you do something just in time, or just in the nick of time, you do it just before time runs out.

For example:

  • Jamie got his application form in just in time. If it had arrived a day later, it would've missed the deadline.

  • I got to the station just in the nick of time and jumped on the train just as it was leaving.

Quick Quiz:

She got to the exam centre just in time. She was lucky she didn't get there
  1. a few minutes earlier
  2. a few minutes later
  3. a few minutes beforehand

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